The Arctic Ocean Diaries: Dispatch No. 4

The bridge of the Healy. Photo by Julia Whitty/Mother Jones

Julia Whitty is on a three-week-long journey aboard the the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, following a team of scientists who are investigating how a changing climate might be affecting the chemistry of ocean and atmosphere in the Arctic.

Carbon Capture: 130 Plants Needed ‘to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change’

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Report by CCS group says huge investment needed by 2020.

Yes, Coal is Dying, But No, EPA is Not the Main Culprit

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David Roberts explains what’s really snuffing out the coal industry.

Why We Can’t Bank on Recessions to Keep Global Warming in Check

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Carbon emissions and GDP rise together almost in lockstep, but emissions are slower to fall when economies contract.

Warm North Atlantic Ocean Causing UK’s Wet Summers, Study Shows

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Data points to link between warmer oceans and the change in weather, and the possibility of a rapid reversal to drier climate.

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